This PDF on How to Make a Solar Still is pretty interesting, my first attempt at making one was in the desert with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. We were sitting around waiting on waiting and I build one to see exactly how well it works. I have tried other methods, including using a plastic bag to retrieve water from leaf transpiration. A solar still is a simple device which can be used to convert saline, brackish,polluted or other water into drinking water, Its function is very simple–basically a pan of impure water is enclosed by a transparent cover. The
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